Quilters of all abilities are invited to create a quilt interpreting the Ninth Triennial Gathering theme, of many generations. The challenge comes not only in interpreting the gathering theme but also in working within certain rules. New to the challenge in 2014 is the requirement that all quilts must include the challenge fabric.
To obtain a fat-quarter of the challenge fabric, send an email request to [email protected], or call 800.638.3522, ext. 2730.
The finished size of the quilt must be 40 inches square. Traditional or original patterns may be used, and the quilts may be pieced or appliqued or a combination of techniques may be used. Each quilt must be quilted, not tied. Both machine quilting and hand quilting are acceptable.
The challenge is open to all women who are members of ELCA congregations. The quilt must be the work of a single individual; no group or two person quilts will be accepted. The quilt must be constructed and quilted by the person named on the entry blank. The quilter need not be planning to attend the Ninth Triennial Gathering (2014) in order to participate in the quilt challenge.
Quilts must arrive in the churchwide office by June 15.
For complete instructions, a downloadable fact sheet is available here.